If you've been jonesing to play along to a song performed by a fictional, cartoon heavy metal band, then look no further: Activision has announced a downloadable Dethklok song coming this month to the Guitar Hero line, as part of a metal track pack.

On the opposite extreme, January will see a Vampire Weekend collection released for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero to coincide with the band's new album, as well as a three-track Creedence Clearwater Revival set and a collection of songs from "up-and-coming blues masters." (We assume that these so-called masters are real people and not cartoon characters.)

All tracks packs will be available for $5.49 on PS3, 550 Wii Points, or 440 on Xbox 360. In addition, all songs will be available a la carte for $1.99, 200 Wii Points, or 160. Head past the break for the complete January DLC lineup.
January 7 (January 21 on PS3) -- The New Blues Masters Track Pack
  • Tyler Bryant -- "Who I Am"
  • Joe Bonamassa -- "Lonesome Road Blues"
  • Scott McKeon -- "Broken Man"
January 14 -- Vampire Weekend Track Pack
  • "Holiday"
  • "Cousins"
  • "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance"
January 21 -- Metal Track Pack
  • Shadows Fall -- "Still I Rise"
  • Amon Amarth -- "Twilight of the Thunder God"
  • Dethklok -- "Laser Canon Deth Sentence"
January 28 -- Creedence Clearwater Revival Track Pack
  • "Proud Mary"
  • "Bad Moon Rising"
  • "Travelin' Band"

This article was originally published on Joystiq.